As citizens, it’s often hard to grasp what small-scale practices might accomplish, and even harder to see how they might collectively have a larger impact. Such projects, which connects personal local action with a broader movement that can be measured and analyses can bridge that gap and not only have tangible results on the ground, but also in our individual understanding of how we can act collectively.
It is about establishing the foundations of a movement that proposes a new form of cohabitation between Nature and us, one yard at a time, across urban, suburban and rural divides.
The article linked above presents some of the research being done to structure the project, how it can be effective, and the early direction such a platform might take and what it might look like. They have identified five categories of action, which are: Informing, transforming, mapping & measuring, modelling & visualizing, and coordinating & influencing.
It’s a great example of acting locally while thinking and organizing globally. And thinking of the small scale while having the goal of impacting at the larger scale.